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AVO is a very extended family. Some people work full time for the observatory, others well under half time. Others perform essential work, but only draw operating expenses. Several agencies contribute personnel at several locations. A wide variety of disciplines are represented, including geophysics, geology, glaciology, hydrology, geochemistry, remote sensing, computing, electronics, and administration. The following people are the paid staff, and share among themselves about 22 Full Time Equivalent positions.

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Melissa Pfeffer
Department: Alaska Volcano Observatory
Institute: USGS
Address: Anchorage, AK 99518
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citation imageWerner, Cynthia, Kelly, P.J., Doukas, Michael, Lopez, Taryn, Pfeffer, Melissa, McGimsey, Robert, and Neal, Christina, 2013, Degassing of CO2, SO2, and H2S associated with the 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 270-284, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.04.012

citation imagePfeffer, M.A., Doukas, M.P., Werner, C.A., and Evans, W.C., 2013, Airborne filter pack measurements of S and Cl in the plume of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska February-May 2009: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 285-289, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.04.011

citation imageLopez, Taryn, Carn, Simon, Werner, Cynthia, Fee, David, Kelly, Peter, Doukas, Michael, Pfeffer, Melissa, Webley, Peter, Cahill, Catherine, and Schneider, David, 2013, Evaluation of Redoubt Volcano's sulfur dioxide emissions by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 259, p. 290-307, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2012.03.002

citation imageWerner, Cynthia, Evans, W.C., Kelly, P.J., McGimsey, Robert, Pfeffer, Melissa, Doukas, Michael, and Neal, Christina, 2012, Deep magmatic degassing versus scrubbing: Elevated CO2 emissions and C/S in the lead-up to the 2009 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska: Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, v. 13, n. 3, 18 p., doi:10.1029/2011GC003794
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Werner, C.A., Kelly, P.J., Doukas, M.P., Pfeffer, M.A., Evans, W.C., McGimsey, Game, and Neal, Christina, 2009, Precursory gas emissions to the initial magmatic eruption of Redoubt Volcano (Alaska) in 2009 [abs.]: Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, v. 41, n. 7, p. 482.

Pfeffer, Melissa, and Schaefer, Janet, 2008, A phytotoxic dense gas flow produced during the crater lake breakout at Chiginagak Volcano, Alaska [abs.]: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway.

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